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November 7, 2011 World’s biggest companies bolster CSR reportingSource: Marketing Week
Almost all of the world’s biggest 250 companies report on corporate responsibility activity with half saying that they have gained commercial advantage from doing so.
November 4, 2011 Green power plants don't seem far awaySource: India Today
Inspired by green hybrid cars driven by a mixture of gas and electricity, researchers have turned their attention to the greening of power plants too. Most power plants , explains Avi Kribus professor at Tel Aviv University (TAU)...
November 3, 2011 U.S. Carbon Emissions Fall Seven Percent in Four YearsSource: Environmental News Service
Carbon emissions from coal use in the United States dropped 10 percent over the four years between 2007 and 2011, and emissions from oil use dropped 11 percent during that time, according to a new report from the nonprofit Earth...
November 2, 2011 Growing and Greening the CitySource: Yourolivebranch.org
By its very definition, the urban space is not usually linked to the practice of growing vegetables. Skyscrapers, yes. Spinach, not so much. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that intense urbanisation is not sustainable...
November 1, 2011 BP Wind Energy Signs Wind Turbine Contract with GE for 560 megawattsSource: Power Engineering
BP Wind Energy today announced that it has signed wind turbine supply and maintenance agreements totaling over $ 750 million to further build out its wind portfolio in the US. A total of 350 wind turbine units will be delivered...
October 28, 2011 Obama administration announces desert 'solar energy zones'Source: LA Times
'Solar energy zones' — set up in the Mojave and elsewhere in the West by the Bureau of Land Management — are meant to encourage development in areas without environmental or cultural conflicts.
October 27, 2011 Greening Energy and Transportation with Ideas from Steve JobsSource: Huff Post
Americans are still mourning the recent passing of technology icon Steve Jobs, spurring a broad consideration of innovation and entrepreneurship in this country. To many people, he personified an improved technological future,...
October 27, 2011 US eyes 'green growth' trade deal at APECSource: Today Online
A trade diplomat, speaking on the condition he not be identified, said China would prefer to negotiate the issue within the World Trade Organization, where any concessions it makes on environmental goods and services ...
October 27, 2011 U.S. betting on concentrated solarSource: CNET.com
The Department of Energy has decided to invest $60 million over the next three years to develop and commercialize concentrated solar technology, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced yesterday afternoon. This investment comes out...
October 26, 2011 Are solar panels worth the cost?Source: UK Finance
The most effective way to save money on energy bills is to change habits and cut back on the power used in the home. The second most effective way is to ensure your property is properly insulated. But if you've already done...
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